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James W. Dunham

James W. Dunham passed away at home in Kingman on Nov. 23, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at Kingman's First Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, followed at 11 by the funeral service. Graveside service will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Jim was born in Seligman to Juanita M. Casto and Doc A. Dunham on Aug. 13, 1937. As a young boy, Jim spent a number of years in the southern part of the state learning the cowboy trade.

While there, he attended and graduated from high school in McNeal, Ariz. In the late 1950s, Jim lived and worked as a cowboy in Kingman. After two years in the Army as a specialist/4, he returned to Kingman. This time he was employed as a cowboy for several local prominent ranchers.

In 1964, Jim met and married the love of his life, Louise A. Tacquard. After many years, he found employment at Duval Mine, where he worked for 14 years. When Duval closed, Jim went to work for the Airport Authority, retiring after nearly 20 years with them.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and three of his sisters, Juanita Northern, Patricia Lauver and Donna Robison. He is survived by Louise, his devoted wife of 43 years; sons, Stephen (Rachel) and Allen (Rhea); sister, Leah Daniel; brother, Edwin (Donna) all of Kingman; brother, Mark (Carol) of Okeecho, Fla.; cousin and best friend, Sidney (Marie) Sims; grandchildren, Cassie and Greg Nowell, Alyssa, Isabella, Julianna and Victoria Dunham, Daniel Heaton; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Hope Hospice.

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